• falleta
    America’s Symphony Orchestras 2013 by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Years ago musical critics referred to the Big Five orchestras in the US.  They were the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Those days are long gone....

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  • Yannick Nezet-Seguin
    Nézet-Séguin Takes Charge

    The new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin was in town for two weeks of concerts with his new orchestra. The net result seemed a fair sampling of what the upcoming years at Verizon Hall will likely...

    • Posted 2115 days ago
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  • NZ
    The New Season for American Symphony Orchestras by Curtis Rittenhouse

    The word across the Country this fall has been generally good for those who love good classical music well-played. I had a chance to see Alan Gilbert with the New York Philharmonic and the young Russian tyro...

    • Posted 2194 days ago
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  • The Stokowski Festival in Philadelphia

    This past week-end a sharp promoter with the Philadelphia Orchestra put together a 3-day series of concerts honoring Leopold Stokowski and showcasing the incoming musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin has been on display a dozen or more times...

    • Posted 2330 days ago
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  • Making the Planets Shine in Indianapolis by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Last year the Gramophone published an issue looking at the most promising up-and-coming young conductors around the world. Afterwards a reader wrote protesting the omission of Kyzysztof Urbanski, indicating he was a person to watch. Polish-trained and...

    • Posted 2428 days ago
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